Several days ago we reported on how Chinese authorities had apparently suspended GPS jamming and spoofing in the port of Shanghai so that an amazing New Year’s Eve drone show with 2,000 flying in close formation could proceed. Video of the show was shown on China TV stations and can be found on the internet.
Turns out that folks in Shanghai on New Year’s Eve didn’t see the drone show. BBC News reported that the show was performed and pre-recorded filmed on the 28th of December.
Various officials gave the reason as a desire to not have so many drones overhead with crowds below. Also to ensure a good performance for the global TV audience.
Considering how common GPS jamming and spoofing are in China, they have reasons to be concerned. It would not have been the first time a show was spoiled by a jammer or spoofer.